Sports briefs

"New sports park ready for some football, and soccer and ... The City of Oak Harbor is inviting the public to attend the grand opening of Fort Nugent Park, Oak Harbor's new multi-sports field at 10 a.m. Sept. 9.The 20-acre grassland will accommodate youth soccer, football and baseball in the upcoming seasons.To get there, head west on Swantown Road from SR 20, turn left on Fort Nugent Road and go approximately one mile. The park is on the left. For more information, contact the City's Municipal Shop at 240-6443.North Whidbey Steel Tip Dart League FormingInterested in playing with real, steel-tipped darts? The North Whidbey Steel Tip Dart League is looking men and women, 21 and older, to join its winter league.The group shoots at the bull every Monday night starting at 7 p.m., Sept. 11. with a blind draw double at the Oak Harbor V.F.W., 3037 N. Goldie Road.The first league night is Sept. 18.For more information, call Kevin Irons at 279-2309 or 202-2309, or Mel Sanders at 675-3058.Golf Tournament could pay two waysSome lucky duffer could walk away from Whidbey Island Bank's Eighth Annual Golf Classic on Sept. 11 with $10,000. Providing said duffer shoots a hole-in-one. The tournament, to be held at the Holmes Harbor Golf Course in Freeland for the benefit of Senior Services of Island County, begins a 1 p.m. with a shotgun start and is open to all ages.Call 321-1600 or 678-3373 for more information. Navy sailors set race scheduleThe Whidbey Island Naval Sailing Association will conduct a fall Performance Handicap Rating (PHRF) race series. The races will be held on Sundays, September 10,17 and 24 andOctober 1, 8, 15 and 29. The warning for each race will be at 1300 ( 1 p.m. for non-military types.) The start line will be in the vicinity of the R-2 buoy in Oak Harbor and will be open to all PHRF boats. Those not possessing a current PHRF rating will be issued a temporary rating by the WINSA handicapper. A non-flying sail (spinnaker) division will be provided if five or more boats register for that division. The entry fee is $25 for non WINSA members and $20 for WINSA members Trophies will be awarded for First, Second and Third place in each division on the completion of the series. Registration will be held at 1100 on Sunday, September 10 at the Navy Crescent Harbor Marina. For more information, contact Jack Jouett - 679-6708 ( or Jim McAlpine - 679-4825 ( safety classCentral Whidbey Sportsmen's Association will conduct its annual hunter education class Sept. 25, 26, and 27. All classes run from 6-9 p.m., at the clubhouse on Safari Road. Field instruction will be Saturday, Sept. 30, from 9 a.m. to noon on the club grounds. Before getting a hunting license, people under age 18 must take a hunter safety course. Space is limited; register by Sept. 18. Call 678-6045.Youth soccer takes registrationsOak Harbor Youth Soccer registration is now open until teams are filled. The fall season begins Sept. 4. Soccer registration forms are available at the Oak Harbor Library, YMCA, Payless Shoe Source, Baskin Robbins, 7-11 (near Burger King) and the NAS Whidbey gym. For more information, call OHYS at 240-0473.Getting in hereInterested in announcing your sports news to the community? Just write a short notice about the event or news item and drop it off at the News-Times front desk, across from City Hall at 800 S.E. Barrington Drive in Oak Harbor. Be sure to include your phone number. You can also fax us at 675-2732, or - best of all - send e-mail to "

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